If this is your first visit, be sure to
check out the FAQ by clicking the
link above. You may have to register
before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages,
select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
No announcement yet.
★ ★ ★ Challenge Yourself: Do a Pull-Up in 2012 ★ ★ ★
A pull up bar was the best thing to happen to me. I wasn't able to do a pull up or a chin up, but after reading about isometric movements and negatives I managed to do it within a week. It's great practice!
edit: Oh and not to mention the dumbell rows, those help too!
Whew, list at the front of the thread updated again. So happy to be adding stars -- and it sounds like lots of you are very close to doing a real pull-up, too! So exciting!
I need to step up my game and get this rolling myself. You're all so inspirational!
Analog6, I think it depends on whether part of your body is still in the water. If so, I'd call that a pull-up with very mild assistance. I bet by now you would be able to do one without the water -- if you do, let me know and I'll star you up.
I should have more time to update on a regular basis soon. This spring has been extremely distracting with other projects.
Count me in! I was inspired by yesterday's guest blog post by Al Kavadlo and excited to learn about Australian pull-ups. I've been using exercise bands for assisted pull-ups but I've never felt like that was letting me engage the right muscles correctly. Discovering Australian pull-ups yesterday was a eureka moment! That's perfect for me!
At this point I can barely do one full Australian pull-up (chin to bar) so I've got a ways to go before I can do a full pull-up -- but I'm going to get there!
We just found a free pull up bar the other day and I've been thinking about trying to do this. I may not get to do one this year due to size but daily trying should help. I figure this is a great starting point for working out for me, probably start with the dead hang for short time period, short reps and move from there while including some australian pull ups as soon as I find a good bar for it. I wonder what other basic movements I could/should incorporate to end up working out the entire body! Sign me up, why not?
Cin, i totally just found a park nearby that I can do the intermittent pull-ups on (though I can't do one yet I will be using these to work on my back muscles for). Gotta love playgrounds, especially with kids!
Can I join?
5' female, 127, I have a history of repetitive strain injuries from playing the violin.
I currently do pull ups, but I am not pulling all of my weight because my husband assists me. I grab the bar, and put my legs up on his shoulders. I vary how much leg is resting on him- closer to my ankles makes it hard, having him crouch down and lower my body makes it harder too. Its really hard to gauge how well I'm going though, because its an inexact way to bear my body weight.
After conquering squats and pushups in 2011, this challenge will be just the right one for me
I have never done a pullup before so I don't really know what to expect, but having read through the posts I decided to start with negatives and then we'll see. I discovered a huge playground near our flat which seems tp be just ideal for some before-work pullups